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SW.com Changes Hands for $660,000 - Three More Reach 6 Figures in a Big Week for Domain Sales 

The past week was the kind we would like to see every week in the aftermarket. There were highlights in all categories. The .coms had a quartet of six-figure sales to celebrate, including one of the year's four biggest sales to date, while both the ccTLDs and Non .com gTLDs had sales that rank among 2017's ten biggest in their respective categories. 

There were a lot of big hitters but one towered over all the rest - a $660,000 sale of SW.com made by RightOfTheDot.com with help from broker Sharjil Saleem whose name has been attached to a number of high end sales over the past year (including Asset.com for $406,000 in March). RightOfTheDot is also enjoying a banner year. In addition to SW.com, they released another batch of completed sales from the NamesCon domain auction they staged with NameJet and four of those landed on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart this week.  

NameJet staked nine more flags of their own on the elite list after releasing all of their April sales this week. That group was led by #3 Kohl.com at $144,500. Sandwiched in between SW.com and Kohl.com was the week's second biggest sale, BMT.com at $152,000. This was yet another big ticket sale uncovered by George Kirikos, the undisputed master of finding previously hidden gems in government SEC filings. On page 6 of this one he discovered Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation's purchase of BMT.com. 

By Ron Jackson

In yet another six-figure sale, Sedo secured $100,000 for #4 SATI.com. In a very unusual occurrence (in fact I don't recall ever seeing it before) that was one of three four-letter .com acronyms on the top half of the chart that sold for more than a trio of normally much more expensive three-letter .coms that were on the second half of the elite list. 

The .coms swept the first 14 positions in a row (and 18 of 20 places overall), with LongIslandRealEstate.com rounding out the first five at $52,500. In a deal originally brokered by DomainNames.com, seller Long Island Publishing LLC gave the buyer a two-year year lease with a buy option that was we exercised with a balloon payment after 18 months.

Even though the ccTLDs and Non .com gTLDs were limited to one chart entry each, those were significant sales for both groups as each name ranks among the year's top ten in their category. For the ccTLDs that was Sedo's $25,000 sale of #15 (tie) 8.la and for the Non .com gTLDs it was NameJet's $20,000 sale of #19 CHA.net.  

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 7, 2017:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 1, 2017 - Sun. May 7, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 10, 2017)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. SW.com $660,000 RightOfTheDot/
Sharjil Saleem
2. BMT.com $152,000 Pvt Sale
3. Kohl.com $144,500 NameJet
4. SATI.com $100,000 Sedo
5. LongIslandRealEstate.com $52,500 DomainNames.com
6. SportsCars.com $48,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
7. 7833.com $43,500 NameJet
8. VRVR.com $40,000 NameJet
9. ClinicalStudies.com $36,200 NameJet
10. RAXI.com $35,300 Sedo

11. TRF.com $32,100 NameJet
12.
tie
Cleavage.com $30,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
12.
tie
eSoft.com $30,000 Sedo
12.
tie
NBO.com $30,000 NameJet
15.
tie
8.la $25,000 Sedo
15.
tie
EZD.com $23,333 NameJet
17. 9040.com $23,210 NameJet
18. Patty.com $21,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
19. CHA.net $20,000 NameJet
20. WhiteWine.com $19,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet

Keep in mind that these are the highest value cash only sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

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The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

There were a dozen more five-figure sale off the chart led by NameJet's $18,999 sale of Tini.com. They added $10,201 for WhyBiotech.com. NameJet joined with RightOfTheDot to complete five more sales at this level from the NamesCon auction with Recognize.com leading that group at $17,000. Duct.com and Lodges.com landed $14,000 each while Largest.com drew $12,500 and Gory.com garnered $10,000.

Sedo tacked on five more in this range led by ASY.com at $15,000 and GigaFund.com at $12,900. Cystic-Fibrosis.com fetched $11,000, MConnect.com made $10,900 and Ribon.com returned $10,100

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the .com supporting cast of four figure sales with Lewisville.com ($8,999), DebtElimination.com ($8,650) and NewJerseyHomes.com ($8,600). Facets.com found $8,088, WOSA.com went for $8,000 and EEPA.com posted $7,100

CCCK.com clicked for $6,800, VirtualStudio.com captured $6,766 and 385555.com dialed up $6,010. Another 6-digit domain - 832222.com - collected $6,008 while Bizhan.com banked $5,911

NameJet had 101 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,600 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com gTLD Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
moskva.com $5,600   toubu.com $2,621
thetourist.com $5,600 authenticating.com $2,611
xtyc.com $5,322 aerotravel.com $2,610
3vv.com $5,300 vbvb.com $2,609
hows.com $5,200 maxion.com $2,605
cashsettlement.com $5,150 dand.com $2,600
healthtravel.com $5,100 yv8.com $2,600